LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings takes the ice to warm up prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals